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Poster: JackDog Date: Jul 3, 2012 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 12/4/71 AUD

"He said, 'Oh, you're that guy? Why don't you come back tomorrow night and we'll talk.'"

I thought that he was gonna get beaten up for bootlegging. I'm surprised that Phil didn't seem to care because I thought that by this time they had already been burned by bootleggers several times. Also, how common were record pressing facilities? Did most cities have a place where you could do a small run like 500?

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 3, 2012 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New 12/4/71 AUD

The Dead were wobbly on the subject at that point. So you get 8/6/71, where Weir suggests the tapers move back for better sound, versus 12/31/71, where the band busts a taper in the audience accusing him of being a bootlegger.
Spring 1971 was, I think, when Dead bootleg records first started to appear.

Weinberg said, "I found a place in the city that would do small-scale pressings." Considering he lived in NYC, he probably didn't have to search that hard. He sold the records at shows for $3 (til they ran out), and it was even played on a couple FM radio stations.